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Waging War Against 'Urban Underclass'

Waging War Against 'Urban Underclass'

November 20, 2006

An ever-escalating gang problem in the United States has been fought since the 1940s. And if something drastic is not done, the country is condemned to deal with a proliferation of street gangs for decades to come. So…

A Boone for the Environment

A Boone for the Environment

October 1, 2006

Hardhats and shiny shovels notwithstanding, the recent groundbreaking at the Catalina Island campus of the USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies was not your typical university celebration. The invite advised island…

Into Africa

Into Africa

October 1, 2006

To sit down and speak with USC College doctoral students Yesim Ince and Geert Poppe is to be energized. These international relations scholars are excited to talk about what they did this summer.Their enthusiasm for both the…

Portrait of an Activist-Academic

Portrait of an Activist-Academic

October 1, 2006

Those familiar with Ruth “Ruthie” Wilson Gilmore’s work as an anti-prison, -racism, -sexism activist may not be surprised to learn she is the daughter and granddaughter of activists.But there are lesser-know…

Building People Out of Paper

Building People Out of Paper

September 1, 2006

If you’re looking for Salvador Plascencia, you can find him around page 103 of his debut novel, The People of Paper (McSweeney’s, 2005). It’s there that a character named Smiley pulls at a rough spot in the…

Lessons of Hope

Lessons of Hope

September 1, 2006

In fifth grade, Hector Martinez struggled each time his teacher called on him to read aloud. The chubby 9-year-old with a mass of curly black hair stuttered and confused his d’s with his b’s.Roxanne Aga, a…

Legal Leanings

Legal Leanings

September 1, 2006

Inside Judge Dickran M. Tevrizian Jr.’s chambers, a single brick from the oldest public high school in Southern California held down papers on his desk. Rescued after the 1971 Sylmar earthquake from the rubble that…

Message from the Board

Message from the Board

August 1, 2006

Richard M. Rosenblum Dear Friends: This fall, Edison International and USC College will launch a bold new partnership to enhance math and science instruction in our schools.  My colleagues and I are proud to commit $1…

Supporting the Mentor Model

Supporting the Mentor Model

August 1, 2006

  Although John “Jack” Wills Jr. retired from USC College in 2004, he’s still devoted to the place he called his intellectual home for four decades. Wills has donated $50,000 to help establish a…

Korean Studies at USC College

Korean Studies at USC College

August 1, 2006

New Home for Korean Studies Recognized as a symbol of Korean independence, the Dosan Ahn Chang Ho Family House was dedicated March 29 as the home of USC College’s Korean Studies Institute. The dedication came more…